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19 Pa. Code § 23.31. General.


§ 23.31. General.

 (a)  Section 1307 of the BCL (relating to advertisement) requires that the incorporators advertise their intention to file, or the corporation advertise the filing of, articles of incorporation with the Department one time in two newspapers published in the English language, one of which shall be a newspaper of general circulation, and the other the legal newspaper, if any, designated by the rules of the court for the publication of legal notices, otherwise, in two newspapers of general circulation, published in the county in which the initial registered office of the corporation is to be located. If there is only one newspaper of general circulation published in a county, advertisement in that newspaper is sufficient. Advertisements may appear prior to or after the day the articles of incorporation are filed with the Department, and shall set forth briefly the following:

   (1)  The name of the proposed corporation.

   (2)  A statement that the corporation is to be or has been organized under the BCL.

 (b)  Title 45 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, section 307 (relating to effect of failure to advertise when required) provides that no legal proceeding, and the like, in which notice is required to be given by official or legal advertising, will be binding upon an interested person unless the advertising is effected and a proof of publication is filed of record in the matter or proceeding. The proofs referred to in this section may not be submitted to, and will not be received and filed by, the Department, but shall be filed in the minute book of the corporation.


   The provisions of this §  23.31 adopted April 17, 1992, effective April 18, 1992, 22 Pa.B. 1993.

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